Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 23, 2012

I have not sewn for myself since March of 2011. On New Year's Day we had a house fire that gutted my kitchen and my laundry room. My son and I took some clothes and a few other things to live with until we could move back into our house. This is not going to be for another 3 months at least according to my builder and the insurance company.

Just that morning I had decided that I was going to start sewing again and had even completed some mending. I had dug out a project that I was going to start working on again to see if I could get my quilty mojo going. Then the fire happened.

I noticed a lot of people on Bonnie Hunter's QuiltvilleChat yahoogroup mentioning that they had accidentally made too many parts while making her Orca Bay mystery quilt. I thought it would be fun to ask these folks if they would send me their spare parts so that I could try to cobble together a rainbow Orca Bay. That was how simple my plan was. No thought to where I would get a sewing machine or that fact that I didnt have any notions what so ever.

Bonnie put a message on her group asking to send me Orca bay parts. To date I have received over 25 packages of notions, FQs, scraps, yardage, Orca Bay pieces and parts and even what I lovingly call my Orca Bay in a box. Teresa from the QuiltvilleChat group decided that she did not want to finish her quilt. She had completed through step 4 of 8. She sent all the pieces plus some additional fabric. Between her box and the other packages I have been pulling strips and continued cutting for the mystery.

I have completed 7 of the light Ohio stars and only have 21 more of those to go. I have started assembling the pieces for the 28 dark Ohio stars as well. I can't wait to get back to sewing!


















8 comments:

Gail said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your fire, how difficult that must be for you. On the otherhand, I am thrilled that quilters are doing what they do best, share and support each other. How wonderful that you will have something to keep your mind and hands busy while you wait to return to your home.

marcella said...

I am so sorry about the fire. How fun though to be working on that mystery project will all the assorted pieces from other quilters. That will really be a great memory quilt out of this rough time.

Barb said...

Wonderful!!! Love your stars!

Deborah said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I can't wait to see your completed quilt.

Laurie @ ... And In My Spare Time I Quilt said...

Aren't quilters the best?? I've been working on the Orca Bay mystery and can barely make all the pieces it requires. I can't imaging making too many!

Judy D in AZ said...

So sorry to hear of your tragedy. I am glad that you received some joy in return. You seem to be working through your challenge. You can look at those pieces and parts and see that others care.

Judy Laquidara said...

Quilters truly are the best. I'm so happy to hear that you now have projects to keep you busy!

Debi said...

So sorry to hear about the fire Swooze. Please let me know if you need anything and I will put a bag together for you.